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Policemen killed, several injured in blast near Bangladesh’s Sholakia ground before Eid prayers

Two police constables were killed when a police detachment guarding the Sholakia ground at Kishoreganj came under a bomb attack, just before prayers began at the country’s largest Eid congregation. Police said several have been injured in the blasts at Azimuddin High School gate, a kilometre away from the ground, around 9am on Thursday. An unidentified attacker was killed after police traded ...

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Modi extends Eid greetings to PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday phoned Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina and extended Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to her.   “The Indian Premier briefly spoke to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over phone at 5.50 pm and extended Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to her,” BSS reports quoting PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim.   He said Narendra Modi also greeted the people of Bangladesh and ...

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Main Eid prayer timings countrywide

The main Eid-ul-Fitr congregation in the capital Dhaka will be held at the National Eidgah Maidan at 8:30am on Thursday. Five congregations will also be held separately at Baitul Mukarram at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am and 11am on the day of Eid. The National Eidgah ground will have separate places for women and foreign envoys and diplomats to join the ...

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Retailers monitor situation, suspend Bangladesh travel

Garment Industry Trembles  4th July, 2016 One major fashion retailer has suspended ‘non-emergency’ travels to Bangladesh and others are monitoring situation after the terror attack in Dhaka on Friday which claimed 22 lives most of them are foreigners including textile executives. The attack in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone cafe claimed lives of nine italians, seven Japanese, an American, an Indian and ...

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Italy fears more attacks in Bangladesh

The Italian government on Monday warned its citizen to show “maximum caution” while visiting Bangladesh, because the country fears more terror attacks in Bangladesh. In a advisory to travelers Italy’s foreign ministry says, after Islamists attacked a cafe in Dhaka and killed 20 hostages, including nine Italians, they cannot rule similar assault on foreigners. “We advise fellow citizens in Dhaka ...

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Country mourns victims, reels at attackers details

No information from Bangladeshi authorities: Monash University PM pays tribute to Gulshan cafe attack victims Islamic State’s ambitions, allure grow as territory shrinks Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today joined tearful mourners as they paid their final respects to the victims of Friday’s brutal attack on a Dhaka cafe as details about the terrorists began to emerge. At the capital’s Army ...

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Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday, if moon sighted tomorrow

The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims ending Ramadan fasting, will be observed across the country on Wednesday, if the Shawal moon is sighted tomorrow (Tuesday). A meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee will be held tomorrow at the conference room of Islamic Foundation in the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque complex in city, reports BSS. All ...

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Khaleda calls for unity to rid militancy

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called the Gulshan cafe attack a “cowardly act” and urged for a national unity to rid Bangladesh from militancy. “All our ahievement will go in vain if we cannot ensure security and eliminate militancy. Let us come forward, unite, forgetting all our differences,” she said. The former prime minister was speaking at a press conference ...

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Message from High Commissioner Alison Blake

  Acting High Commissioner Mark Clayton and the staff of the British High Commission in Dhaka The attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka was a senseless act of terror against innocent people living and working in Bangladesh. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of all the victims who came from so many different nationalities, and pay ...

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